Pope Francis Wades Into U.S. Immigration Morass With Border Trip

February 17, 2016 11:00 AM

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Pope Francis Wades Into U.S. Immigration Morass With Border Trip

MORELIA, Mexico — Pope Francis is finishing his six-day trip to Mexico on Wednesday, with his final stop at Ciudad Juárez, at the border with the United States. He will not step into the United States, but he will certainly step directly into the angry American political debate about immigration.

Few issues matter more to Francis than the global, polarizing issue of the plight of migrants. In the United States, Donald J. Trump promises to make Mexico build a border wall if he is elected president, while many of his Republican presidential rivals scramble to out-tough one another. In Europe, ...

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